Saturday, March 30, 2013

About 50 million computers worldwide are infected with malware

About 50 million computers running Windows, around the world are infected with malware. This is stated in the latest study materials of the Russian antivirus company "Kaspersky Lab".

In total, according to various estimates, the world has 1.5-2 billion personal computers. Two thirds of them are used at home or in small companies. It is these computers, according to experts, are the most susceptible to infection.

The study found that about 5% of the computers that are running antivirus software, you still have been infected, and among the "unprotected" devices, the share is 13%.

Such data specialists have analyzed the needs of the different countries in the so-called "cloud antivirus" Kaspersky Lab - Kaspersky Security Network (KSN). KSN to voluntarily connect their PC owners the latest product of the company, after which they begin to report "cloud" of all attempts of infection and cases of suspicious behavior of programs. After processing the information as it becomes available to other computers with a connection to the "cloud."

Most infected computers found in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Turkey. Not the best situation in the field of "computer health" developing in Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, India and Egypt. Least of all infections detected in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Nordic countries.

Recall last fall Kaspersky Lab removed Microsoft products of the top 10 most vulnerable software, citing the well-established mechanism for automatically updating the latest versions of Windows. However, despite the increase in security bar, Windows is still the most popular operating system, and therefore an attractive target for attackers.

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